Deal Alert: 1gb Ddr333 Sodimm-$45!!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MovieCutter, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Hey all, I was looking for memory for my girlfriend's Powerbook and came across Kingston ValueRAM 1GB SODIMM for $45 at MacMall...look for part # 323943. Not sure if it's a mistake or what, but it's a heck of a deal. Good luck!
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    FYI, Kingston ValueRAM is notorious for compatibility problems with Macs.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    ValueRAM has been widely reported to cause problems in various models of Powerbook -- most notably the Rev A and B 15" and 17" Albooks.

    Use at your own risk... Kingston offers no compatibility guarantees. Before ordering make sure you know the costs of sending it back -- shipping x2, possible restocking fee -- if it doesn't work.
     
  4. MovieCutter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Never had a problem with the last couple books I had. (1.25Ghz, 1.5 Ghz, 1.67Ghz)
     
  5. amacgenius macrumors 68000

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    I'll take my chances (I ordered one just now)!
     
  6. superwoman macrumors regular

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    I ordered one too. Never had a problem with Kingston.
    Thanks for the tip!
     
  7. interlaced macrumors 6502a

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    ahh it was so cheap that i just had to buy one. ...even if it's for the powerbook that i want to get rid of. lol. that should bump up it's resale value a little, right? oh well. good deal!

    edit: ...oh wait, would it be compatible!? AHHHH.
     
  8. Bob_Barker macrumors regular

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    I haven't ever had issue with ValueRAM. Thanks for the Heads up!
     
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  10. Bob_Barker macrumors regular

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    Yes, it should work just fine in any G4 iBook or in any 12" PowerBook, or in any 15" or 17" just before the last revision.
     
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    What the heck. I ordered one for my 12" AlBook. Thank you for the alert.
     
  13. amacgenius macrumors 68000

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    I just want to thank MovieCutter for pointing this out, been looking to get 1gb for my 12" PB for a LONG time now, but it was over $100 - heck with overnight shipping (yeah I know, but hey) it only came to $60!
     
  14. Bob_Barker macrumors regular

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    Hey neo,

    The RAM will work in the latest 12" PowerBook. It didn't get upgraded at the same time. Sorry for the confusion.

    You can always check system profiler to determine the speed of RAM that you have installed.
     
  15. interlaced macrumors 6502a

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    So it DOES work for the 12" PBs! Yesss. Aw lucky you, mine came out to $64+ with 2-Day shipping and CA tax. BOOOO. Eh, I'll probably get it tomorrow anyway, they're pretty close.
     
  16. amacgenius macrumors 68000

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    I have the Rev D. 12" PB - it takes PC2700 sticks so it should work. If not, I didn't waste a *****load of money.
     
  17. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    Has anybody bought this memory and have it installed on their PowerBook? Anyone dealt with kinston? Are the a**es about returns?
     
  18. amacgenius macrumors 68000

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    I can tell you tomorrow (whee overnight shipping :D).
     
  19. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

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    Anyone want to order me one?
    They don't ship to Canada :(
     
  20. umgolfer macrumors regular

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    Cool! Let's hope it work in my PB! That will give me a tasty 1.256 GB! Yeah!
     
  21. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    You think they'll jack up the prices soon? I want to order, but won't be able to till tomorrow, me thinks. :(
     
  22. interlaced macrumors 6502a

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    I've dealt with Kingston before. I'm not sure if I bought this exact same RAM from Fry's but I'm sure it was a 1gb for a 15" 1ghz AlPB I had before and it worked great. We'll see about this one soon, though.
     
  23. MovieCutter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No problem guys and gals...just looking out for everyone. I've used Kingston ValueRam sticks in my Aluminum Powerbooks (as stated before...1.25Ghz RevA, 1.5Ghz RevB, 1.67 Ghz RevC) with the exception of the latest 15" rev and never had a problem.
     
  24. Chasealicious macrumors member

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    i bet in the next three hours we're going to buy out the entire stock.

    and yes, i bought one.
     
  25. interlaced macrumors 6502a

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    lol, i was thinking about that. they probably had a drastic jump in sales since this thread was started.
     

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